Sherwood Marty Wants To Be The Voice Of Louisiana


Or, at least, of his neighborhood

Each week, we’re bringing you a new video by one of 300 Entertainment’s best up-and-coming artists, as part of the BRKRS series. Each musician was placed in the same 10x10 room, with the assignment to make the space their own and tell their audience who they really are. They’re the next big names in the music industry, we’re just letting you know first.

After watching the video for Sherwood Marty's single "We Out Chea," above, you'd likely glean one important thing about him: He's definitely from the South. Throughout the video—intersected with wide shots that show him dancing around the BRKRS room—we see him chilling and eating crawfish. Turns out, he decided to spend the video chowing down on some Southern delicacies as a way to bring his Louisiana heritage to the forefront of the video, since representing his home is important to him. He told Shanté Cosme, "We wanted to incorporate Louisiana into the video as much as we could."

Sherwood Marty hails from the Sherwood neighborhood of Baton Rouge—and, yes, that's how he got his stage name. And though he says he included his neighborhood in his rap name on a whim, he's become serious about representing his home.

His hopes his story of pursuing his dreams inspires other people from Sherwood and similar places, and says he wants to "[motivate] the kids that want to do something better with their life." His devotion to helping younger fans is his top priority, because he sees the power that the next generation yields, and "we've got to steer them in the right direction."

Watch the video for "We Out Chea," above.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.